World Muse would like to acknowledge that we live and work on stolen land. In Central Oregon, we are settlers on the traditional homelands of the Confederation of the Warm Springs, Wasco and Paiute Native American Tribes. We are all treaty signers, and are thus responsible and accountable for the historical and present day violence that Indigenous people face. World Muse has created a special fund designed to recognize our accountability. All donations will go directly to Warm Springs Tribal Council.
“To acknowledge the three tribes through the Treaty of 1855, time immemorial; historic and continued cultural and traditional use, travel ways for trade and gathering of food resources, socialization and celebration; from where we are, to the south on the Klamath Trail, over the Cascades in various trails and to the great Columbia River and beyond. We have four land designations. Our reservation is 643,000 acres, ceded lands are 10 million acres and our usual and accustom lands include west to the mouth of the Columbia River and south within the Willamette Valley crossing over the Cascades south of the Clackamas River. Because we are a Confederation of the Warm Springs, Wasco and Paiute, we also have a 4th land designation: Aboriginal Territory, encompassing, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada and Utah including parts of Arizona due to the Numu speakers of the Paiute Tribe.”
~ Brigette McConville, Vice-Chairwoman of our Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal Council